St. Petersburg Times: Crystal River DIY Gone Wrong

TAMPA (2011-11-10) -

A series of articles by St. Petersburg Times reporter Ivan Penn on Progress Energy's Crystal River reactor repair calls into question the claim that nuclear power is a cheap source of power -- at least at this particular facility. The utility tried to replace the steam generators inside the reactor containment building. But, instead of hiring contractors who had done this before, Progress tried to do it itself to save 15 million dollars. Penn says now it may cost 2 billion to repair the damage done to Crystal River's Containment Building.

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